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FORMED AND RESTARTED OPERATIONS IN 1996. A K A RED SEA AIRLINES AND LATER AIR DJIBOUTI. REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
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DJIBOUTI (REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1977, COVERS AN AREA OF 23,200 SQ KM AND ITS POPULATION IS 0.6 MILLION. THE CAPITAL CITY IS DJIBOUTI, AND THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE ARABIC & FRENCH.
JULY 1998: BASED IN ASMARA, ERITREA.
TO JEDDAH, ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, DUBAI, AND PARIS.
OPERATES SERVICE TO SHARJAH FOR SUDAN AIRWAYS (SUD).
1 A310-222 (JT9D-7R4) (318, F-OHPQ), EX-KUWAIT AIRWAYS (KUW), AIRBUS (AIFS) LEASED, 194 PAX).
DECEMBER 1998: BAC 111-528FL (234, YR-JBA), JARO INTERNATIONAL (JAR) WET-LEASED.
APRIL 1999: SERVICES TO ASMARA, CAIRO, DAR-ES-SALAAM, KARACHI, JOHANNESBURG, KHARTOUM, MOGADISHU, MOMBASA, ROME, & TAIZ.
A310-222 RETURNED TO AIRBUS. AN-26, LEASED.
MAY 1999: MOGADISHU TO PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE (CDG) (AN-26).
AUGUST 1999: 1 737-200C, YEMENIA (YEM) WET-LEASED.
JANUARY 2000: 1 A310-222 (318) WET-LEASED TO LIBYAN ARAB (LAA).
MARCH 2000: PLANS TO ACQUIRE 1 727-200.
APRIL 2000: SITA: JIBAPDY.
JANUARY 2001: 1 YAK-42D, GAZPROMAVIA LEASED. A310-222 (318) RETURNED TO (AFIS), SOLD TO FEDEX (FED).
MARCH 2001: 1 747-212B (312-21439, /77), EX-TOWER (TOW). TO BE USED FOR ROUTES BANJUL TO LONDON, DUBAI, JEDDAH, PARIS, AND JAKARTA.
MAY 2001: 1 747-212B (21439) WET-LEASED NIGERIA AIRLINES (NIA), ARRANGED BY (JML) INTERNATIONAL, UK.
JUNE 2001: 1 727-191 (418-19394, /67), EX-FLIGHT MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (AMI), SOLD TO GOVERNMENT OF DJIBOUTI.
SEPTEMBER 2001: RED SEA AIR SUSPENDED OPERATIONS.
APRIL 2002: (TELEPHONE: +253 35 67 23). (FAX: +253 3 567 34).
MAIN BASE: DJIBOUTI (JIB).
November 2002: Possible assistance from Yemenia (YEM) by providing some 737-200's.
April 2003: Air Djibouti-Red Sea Airlines (DJB) as the national airline, operates regional and international, passenger, jet airplane services using wet-leased airplanes.
Main Base: Djibouti Ambouli Airport (JIB).
May 2005: Uses 737-200, Dolphin Air (FDN) wet-leased, when required.
May 2006: Djibouti Airlines (DJB) operates regional scheduled jet airplane services between Djibouti, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. The airline is also actively engaged in relief operations in East Africa.
46 employees (including 12 Flight Crew (FC); 8 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 6 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(IATA) Code: D8. (ICAO) Code: DJB (Callsign - DJIBOUTI AIR).
(Telephone: +253 35 1006). (FAX: +253 35 2429).
Parent organization/shareholders: Captain Moussa Waberi (97.3%); & other investors (2.7%).
Alliances: Daallo Airlines (DAO).
International, Scheduled Services: Addis Ababa; Aden; Bossaso; Dire Dawa; Dubai; Hargeisa; Jeddah; Mogadishu; & Tiaz.
July 2007: ACCDT: Djibouti Airlines (DJB) An-26 crashed July 23rd near Shinile, Ethiopia, killing 1 passenger (who was a pilot (FC)). There were 11 occupants (all FC) on board the cargo flight, which departed Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, and was on its way to Djibouti City, according to the Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network. The airplane reportedly suffered engine problems (1 of its 2 engines failed at about 3,000 ft) and was attempting an emergency landing when it crashed. It was badly damaged.
January 2008: Yemenia Yemen Airways (YEM) signed an agreement with Djibouti Airlines (DJB) to help the African carrier renovate its 8 airplanes and upgrade its operation, the Yemeni government news agency reported. Djibouti Airlines (DJB) reportedly has secured financing from "a number of foreign investors," and would receive $12 million in a 1st phase.
March 2011: Djibouti Air (DJB) launched 6x-weekly, Djibouti - Dubai service.
March 2012: Djibouti Air (DJB) seems to have suspended its only scheduled services between Djibouti Ambouli Airport (JIB) and Dubai International Airport (DXB) last month.
(IATA) Code: DZ. Main Base: Djibouti Ambouli Airport (JIB).
May 2015: The government of Djibouti has selected Welsh-based aircraft services and Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) provider, Cardiff Aviation, to partner its planned new national carrier, Air Djibouti (DJB). A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the 2 parties with Chairman Aboubaker Omar Hadi acting on Air Djibouti (DJB)'s behalf and Chairman Bruce Dickinson, acting on Cardiff Aviation's behalf.
Under the agreement, Cardiff Aviation will secure and manage a European-level Air Operators Certificate (AOC).
Also intends to handle the maintenance repair & overhaul (MRO) of the (VIP) 727-191 belonging to the Government of Djibouti.
August 2015: Air Djibouti (DJB) commenced commercial operations on Monday, August 3 with cargo flights from Djibouti to Hargeisa and Mogadishu in Somalia. Operations are on-board a Fokker F 27 freighter (10448, 5Y-JUU) leased from Kenya's Astral Aviation ((IATA) Code: 8V, based at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta).
As part of its initial phase of operations, the Djiboutian national carrier will focus on regional freight flights with Juba in South Sudan and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta in Kenya among its next destinations.
September 2015: Air Djibouti (DJB) is to reconfigure an ex-(VIP) 767-200ER for international passenger operations.
August 2016: Djibouti flag carrier, Air Djibouti (based in Djibouti) (DJB) has taken delivery of its 1st jet and passenger airplane, 737-4K5 (1854-24901, /92 9H-VVB), chartered from Cardiff Aviation affiliate, (VVB) Aviation Malta ((IATA) Code: IV, based in Malta) as it prepares to launch commercial operations.
The 737-4K5 will be used to inaugurate the start up's maiden scheduled passenger flights as well as Hajj charter operations effective August 16.
Air Djibouti (DJB) also plans to introduce 2 BAe 146-300s by mid-September and mid-October respectively, as well as a 767-216ER (23624) in December this year.
December 2016: Air Djibouti (DJB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with (AZAL) Azerbaijan Airlines ((IATA) Code: J2, based in Baku) (AHY) is to enhance cooperation between the 2 carriers in the field of cargo.
February 2017: 737-4Q8 (26281, 9H-AMW), ex-(PK-CKN), (VVB) Aviation Malta leased. 737-4K5 (24901, 9H-VVB) returned to (VVB) Aviation, St Athan. Note: (VVB) Aviation (IATA) code is IV, (ICAO) Code SGO, and (Callsign - "Maiden").
September 2017: Air Djibouti ((IATA) Code 2F, based in Djibouti) (DJB) is preparing for its next stage of growth the Chairman of technical partner, Cardiff Aviation, has revealed.
Launched in August 2015 using a Fokker 27F chartered from Astral Aviation ((IATA) Code: 8V, based at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta), Air Djibouti eventually branched into the passenger services niche using a single 737-400 chartered from (VVB) Aviation Malta.
October 2017: Ethiopian Airlines (ETH) has initiated talks with the government of Djibouti, Ethiopia's key conduit to the Red Sea, over a possible partnership with Air Djibouti (DJB).
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tewolde Gebremariam told "The Reporter" that talks have focussed on developing a joint venture between the sides with the Port of Djibouti, a major freight hub for the Horn of Africa, also of interest. “China for the first time has established a military base in neighboring Djibouti. The major political powers have big military vessels in Djibouti. The country is expanding its seaport and airport. So it can serve as the Dubai of Africa if we do the right thing together,” he said.
Since its inception, Air Djibouti (DJB) has attempted to develop both its passenger and cargo operations albeit using chartered aircraft. At present, it employs a single BAe 146-300 sourced from South Africa's Fair Aviation ((IATA) Code: 2F, based at Lanseria).
Air Djibouti (DJB) operates to 5 destinations, on 5 routes and 6 daily routes.
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1 727-191 (JT8D-7B) (418-19394, /67 J2-KBA), EX-(AMI) 2001-06. "REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI" TITLES. MAINTAINED BY AIR DJIBOUTI (DJB) AND CARDIFF AVIATION (A PARTNER MAINTENANCE REPAIR & OVERHAUL (MRO) PROVIDER). VIP.
1 727-191 (JT8D-7B) (418-19394, /67 J2-KBA), EX-(AMI), GOVT OPS.
1 737-200C (JT8D), (YEM) WET-LSD 1999-08.
0 737-4K5 (CFM56-3C1) (1854-24901, /92 9H-VVB), CARDIFF AVIATION, RETURNED TO (VVB) AVIATION MALTA (AFFILIATE) CHARTER 2017-02. 167Y.
1 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3) (26281, 9H-AMW), EX-(PK-CKN), (VVB) AVIATION MALTA LEASED 2017-02.
0 747-212B (JT9D-7J) (312-21439, /77 67 15 C5-OAA), EX-(SIA)/(TOW), (TCI) LSD 2001-03, WET-LST (NIA) 2001-05, (BMV) WET-LSD 2001-03. PARTED OUT AT ROSWELL 2002-06.
1 767-216ER (CF6-80A2) (144-23624, /86 5R-MFE), EX-(MAD)/(ZXD)/(FJT) 2016-12. 16F, 24C, 153Y.
0 A310-222 (JT9D-7R4) (318, F-OHPO), EX-(KUW), (AIFS) LSD, WET-LST (LAA) 1999-12, ST (FED) 2001-01. 194 PAX.
2 B AE 111-528FL (234, YR-JBA), (JAR) WET-LSD 1998-12.
2 B AE 146-300, 2016-09 & 2016-10.
0 AN-24RV (AI-24-11) (67310505, /76 RA-47318), 48Y. RTT AEROKUZBASS 2002-10, LST (SUD).
0 AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (37308307, /73 EX-008), (PHX) WET-LSD 2003-03. RTND 2004-11. 48Y.
0 AN-26, LSD. W/O & DESTROYED - - SEE ACCDT - - JULY 2007.
1 IL-18E (AI-20K) (185008601, /65 EL-ALD), PHOENIX AVIATION LSD 2000-01. 110Y.
1 YAK-42D (4520423904019, RA-42439), GAZPROMAVIA LSD 2000-12.
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CAPTAIN MOUSSA WABERI, CHAIRMAN & MAJOR SHAREHOLDER.
ABDULLAH YOUSSOUF, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
BERNARD COMENSOLI, GENERAL MANAGER.
DJAMA MIGUIL WAIS, PRESIDENTIAL 727 CONTACT (T: 253-351-333)
AHMED NAGI, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.